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Feb 21, 2013 1:30pm PST
of order. can you please call item number 6. >> item number 6, ordinance amending the missal elections code sections, withdraw of canadian das si, change the public inspection period for candidate materials change requirements for petition circulated badges to meet the requirement of disclaimer, the board of supervisor's argument, incorporate state law provision governing signatures in lieu of filing feels, candidate files fee provisions and make other technical amendments. >> thank you. and i would like to welcome supervisor malia cohen. so, supervisor kim, would you like to make some comments on this. >> thank you, supervisor yee, and i appreciate the rules taking the time to hear this cleanup legislation, as many of you know in june of 2011, the supreme court made a decision in a 5-4 vote in response to independent expenditures, substantially burdens the first amendment rights of these independent expenditures and also stated that leveling the playing field for candidates is not a compelling state interest justifying a restriction in any type of first amendment rights. many members of th
Feb 15, 2013 11:05pm PST
can buy. the house races last fall cost over $1 billion. it took more than $700 million to elect just a third of the senate. the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion a piece. the website politico added it all up to find that the total number of dollars spent on the 2012 election exceeded the number of people on this planet -- some seven billion. most of it didn't come from the average joe and jane. 60% of all super pac donations came from just 159 people. and the top 32 super pac donors gave an average of $9.9 million dollars. think how many teachers that much money could hire. we'll never actually know where all of the money comes from. one-third of the billion dollars from outside groups was "dark money," secret funds anonymously funneled through fictional "social welfare" organizations. those are front groups, created to launder the money inside the deep pockets. and don't let anyone ever tell you the money didn't make a difference. more than 80% of house candidates and 2/3 of senate candidates who outspent their general election opponents won, and were present an
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
outspent their general election opponents won, and were present and counted as the new congress prepared to hear the president. remember, money doesn't necessarily corrupt legislators, but it certainly tilts them. >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. >> so let's share some snapshots from the state of the union. that's speaker of the house john boehner, of course. he's led his party to ptectro wa t veee ohtomigrs and accountability. the finance, insurance, and real estate industries gave him more than $3 million last year. eric cantor is the republican majority leader in the house. among his biggest donors, goldman sachs, masterminds of the mortgage-backed securities that almost sank the world economy. cantor's also the third largest recipient of money from the national rifle association in the house, which is one reason he's such a "big gun" there. senator rigert menendez, democrat of new jersey, may be in hot water. he's currently under investigation for allegations that he improperly intervened wit
Feb 17, 2013 5:30am PST
was in the fact-finding mission in malaysia before the elections. he was denied entry on orders of the malaysian and government. in australia he spoke to us from adelaide. is in government is trying to downplay the importance of his own visit. >> let's clear this up. the is a line being said by prime minister. i am very that up with his apologist line. there were three other members of the trillion parliament coming on this visit and two of them actually had a program from a special minister of state. we're all went to provide a report involving members of the opposition and myself as an independent. to call this an unofficial visit is a little bit pejorative on behalf of the foreign minister of australia. we were there to help the electoral commission and provide a report to the austrian parliament on malaysia. primeed up with our minister trying to diminish this visit in the way that he has. >> he described him as an apologist. you're going there to look at how free and fair election would be and that is ruffling his brothers? >> i'm very grateful for his statement expressing his disappointmen
Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
the election, people knew about it. that is why i won by 30,000 votes. >> a lot of people find it hard to understand how ministers, such as yourself, and other politicians can a whole lot if they are facing serious charges themselves. >> just charging someone is not enough. you have to wait until you are convicted. anyone can be charged for any number of reasons. >> but in many other countries, many other democracies, if we could carry on -- >> please, stop the camera. >> why do you want to stop the camera? >> the minister is gone. his supporters made their feelings clear. for many, this is a harsh place. millions live in extreme poverty. their lives governed by religion and caste. many women never even report an assault, due to the social stigma. we are looking for the woman that the minister is accused of raping. "how do i know" says a neighbor. against a wall of silence. they seem almost too scared to tell us where she is. one person asks who will save them if they go against the establishment. >> these charges. an attempt to murder. >> this man says he tried to go against the estab
Feb 17, 2013 11:00am EST
the heat on barack obama now even before he won re-election? we saw in there temporary the defeat of chuck hagel's nomination, leaving the president without a pentagon secretary and there seems to be more where that came from. we decide to look at how this past tuesday, state of the union day played out starting with valerie jarrett on "morning joe" making the case there for bipartisanship. here she was at dawn. >> he's determined to work and move our country forward. chris: not so fast. three hours later kelly o'donnell on nbc. >> the president had some sharp words. here's the key quote -- don't think he's got the guts to do it. chris: later that afternoon in the fight over chuck hagel, two republicans questioned the loyalty of vietnam vet hagel. >> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. >> i would say he's endorsed by them. you can't get any closeyer then that. chris: that was the backdrop by 9:00 that night when the president told the same republicans the country expects more.
Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
an election. there's still a divide? >> he said because the party does not have the house. probably talking very differently if they did. the other thing, chris, especially after re-election, the opposition party is usually pretty angry they lost it. 1937 republicans tried to cut down franklin roosevelt in congress, bringing his mandate down to size. democrats try to do the same thing to richard nixon in '73, even before watergate. chris: you think it's a normal pattern? everyone agree we're watching normal intransigence? i'm watching them fight this hagel nomination so far successfully. they don't seem like they're in awe of the president at all. >> no, but i think it's weakened a little bit. the unanimousty of republicans weakened. we saw republicans break off agree on the fiscal cliff deal. we saw breakoff on the sandy aid and starting to see some break off on immigration. it's certainly true they continue to be very hard on the president but not quite as hard as they were much of the first term. >> we know historically, the second -- chris: you know being in the cook report that's the h
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am PST
have said they don't want to elect anyone who's over 70. benedict xvi was 78 when he was elected eight years ago. but i think the big choice really facing them is whether they are going to go outside of europe really for the first time in the modern era, the first time almost ever, and pick someone from the southern hemisphere, from latin america, asia or africa, really where the catholic church is booming, which is the real future of the church there, and are they going to pick a pope who reflects that growth. >> tom? >> well, i think the cardinals are going to be looking for three things. one, somebody who they think will make a good pope, which means somebody who agrees with them on their values and what they think of the vision of the church. the second is someone that they can have a personal relationship with. i mean they'd really like to have a friend in the pope. and third, i think they want someone who will be accepted and liked in their own country. i mean, you think, for example, of the cardinals that live in countries with lots of muslims. you don't want the pope saying som
Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
... >> one of the most closely watched midterm elections in years... >> decision day, voters across america head to the polls for midterm elections, with control of congress hanging in the balance... >> 435 house seats are in contention... >> and on top of that, 37 senate races and 37 governor's races will also be decided today... >> narrator: november 2010. president barack obama anxiously waited for the midterm election results. >> you can't understand what happened in the budget crisis that ensue and that still hovers, without understanding the 2010 elections, because that's the whole deal. >> an historic election for the republican party... >> narrator: and later that evening... >> it's a whole new political world for the president... >> narrator: he knew the worst. >> a whole new day in washington... >> well, it was obviously a sobering outcome, the midterm. he was very unhappy and sad about the loss. we had a meeting at the white house, and the president began by saying, "we got our butts kicked, and there's no doubt about it." >> now the republicans back in power the house of repres
Feb 23, 2013 6:00am PST
court ruling. we did have to do some follow-up legislation, some clean-up on the department of elections side as well, so our legislation last spring reworked the public financing program but we also need to do accompanying legislation to clean up some of the timelines and dates with the department of elections and i do want to thank public relations of elections, also to speak on the legislation for their work in helping us really going through everything and ensuring that we dotted every i and crossed every t and i know it was a lot of work for their staff. largely, the proposal would amend the municipal election code to incorporate the state law allowing the nomination procedures for city college and board of education for example to continue to be governed by state law but also changing some of the dates for the board of supervisors and for other -- our may yoirl race as well sx, also we made some other nominations according to the advice of elections, around the circulation of badges and filing fees, i would also like to ask the rules committee to consider making some amendments tod
Feb 17, 2013 1:30pm EST
gatekeepers like party leaders or elected officials or political activists encourage people to run for office, they're very likely to take them up on that suggestion. and we have seen increased encouragement especially among african-americans and latinos. >> host: professor lawless, you walk through a couple case studies where you give examples throughout here. what's an example of somebody who woke up or developed an interest in policy and ran for office successfully? >> guest: well, i think bill clinton is the most obvious example. um, he writes in his memoir that sometime in his 16th year he decided that politics was the real calling for him. and so at that point he became very cognizant of the idea that he wanted to run, and he began looking for electoral opportunities. so when he was in his open 20s and there was an open congressional seat in arkansas, he figured that was a good time to throw his hat into the ring. and he thought even if he lost that race, there would still be a good shot, that he would perform well enough not to ruin his political career. and sure enough, he lost the ra
Feb 21, 2013 5:30am PST
's resignation being accepted. then this country will go into general election mode. speculation that the moment, but it could be as early as april, where there was an election scheduled for july. the president will speak on an outline the way ahead for bulgaria. and then the parties will start their campaigning. they have been accusing each other of letting down the country and letting down the economy during the debate in parliament behind me. >> mean while there were confrontations between protesters and demonstrators in greece. demonstrators are demanding a halt to planned spending cuts and tax hikes. one-third of the 11 million people in greece are unemployed. an associate of -- of a singapore businessman expected of being part of a global match fixing scandal has been arrested in italy. the interval investigation, conducted with the health of -- help of fifa, authorities were tipped off by italian officials. >> delegates have been here for the last few days, discussing how endemic the problem of match fixing is a cross football. they have acknowledged max fixing, a multimillion-dollar busi
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
friday. after the last mid-term elects in 2010, the one where the republicans did so well, after those mid-terms, the first major special election that got a lot of national attention ended up being this one, right? the scott brown senate race in massachusetts. long-time democratic senator ted kennedy had died during his term in office. so they held a special election to fill ted kennedy's seat in january 2011. after the november '10 mid terms. republicans were over the moon with how well they did in midterms. then they were over the moon and over the moon again when this previously unknown republican state legislature scott brown won that u.s. senate seat and found himself going to washington. now scott brown did not stay there long. he ended up serving only a partial term in ted kennedy's seat. when he had to defend that seat in this last election in november, he lost the seat as an incumbent by eight points. scott brown and herman cain were both announced this week as the latest contributors on the fox news channel. so that is what scott brown will be doing now with herman cain inst
Feb 23, 2013 4:30pm EST
important political battles both in 2008 and 2012 elections. he served in the obama campaign. jim messina quickly rose to prominence across the country. he became the obama deputy chief of staff for 2009 and went on to become the manager of the obama reelection campaign in 2012. she worked with governor romney where she then served as his chief of staff and was a top adviser for the romney campaign. ms. myers is one of the inaugural fellows. in 2008, she served as a battleground state erector for the obama campaign. matt rhoades has been a lead strategist for the republican national committee. he was a research analyst in the 2000 elections. he was the director of research for the 2004 bush campaign. he was the campaign manager for romney. stuart stephens has gone on to elect more governors than any other current republican media consultant. he has also worked on campaigns overseas. he was involved in that media image for romney in 2008 and was a senior strategist for the presidential campaign in 2012. finally, our moderator for tonight is mr. chuck todd. he has experience as an editor an
Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm PST
nations. there has been no agreement on a constitution. there were supposed to be elections in constitution but that is not happening. people are eager and they thought this was a historic opportunity with the assassination of a leftist political leader for government of technocrats that could move forward. these parties cannot agree on the elections. >> what is likely to happen next? >> i think unfortunately further polarization. there is fears that a teenager will be similar to egypt in terms of increasing street violence. two nations are proud. they have a liberal and secular outlook and will not be like egypt. one analyst pointed out that this is -- there are two different views. that is what is planning out in a tunisian and egypt. this is not chaos. this is a classic in high-stakes political struggle. >> which one will triumph in the end? >> the key theoretically would be elections. you'd have a clear victor. there were elections in tunisia. the islamist did very well. they never had power before but many people have been disappointed with the government and the way th
Feb 18, 2013 1:30am EST
"becoming a candidate" you have a chart, the elected officials there are in the united states. >> guest: over 500,000 because so many are at the local level rethink 5305 elected officials of the president and vice president and congress put the system is set up so people run for office. we have races for hundreds of thousands of positions so if people get involved they don't have to go through a congressional campaign or rifling through their trash trash, most offices garner little attention and provide an opportunity to bring about positive change. >> host: jennifer lawless what would turn a candidate off? negative campaigning. >> and betty says they hated but mark my words the minute you find yourself with the opportunity old -- use these it. if you engage in a negative campaign and your opponent is doing it finishes a close competitive race in you need to differentiate. we have reached a point* in politics we have completed the notion of attacking a person versus the position. and negative campaign is where you differentiate yourself on the issues you don't have to take down the trad
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
, consensus positions in the body of politics that have not been ratified by any election, i think this sort of manufactured crisis game has obviously worn thin. and as you pointed out lawrence this one has a little less riding on it than the others. although there are serious jobs at stake, i wouldn't minimize it. but there is a upproblem for th to try to continue the hostage game when the public is sick of it. >> joy, we knew it was coming, once we saw who the president was playing golf with this weekend, we knew the tweet was coming. couldn't say exactly what the words were. eric cantor's spokesperson tweeted, president said his door is open but he spent more time in 2013 with tiger woods than with all congressional republicans. >> yeah, as if he would just spend quality time with them -- >> they could have golfed this out if the president -- >> darn it, a bourbon and a golf club, that is all they needed to get john boehner on board. this relationship is broken for other reasons. and you know, they are the ones that broke it. they don't want to do business with this guy because they funda
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the elections maybe think about afghanistan elections. >> what are you doing in the kenya elections? >> i think all of you know four years ago can you really lit up as a result of political leadership, essentially stoking the public to the point where several times people died and several hundred thousand people left their homes and it really got out of control. so that is the focus of overdoing. with the embassy asked us to do was help us drive all of our attention to the violence because if that happens again, it will be by far the worst thing that could happen to kenya. so we are on the right issue. what could you possibly do? we thought there would be a great deal of attention provided by the u.s. and other international partners to the election -- to the logistics of the election. in a way, it's flattering and it's a bit of an industry now. there's a lot of people who know how to do election and even though almost every election has problems and delays, we still now seem to be by the finish line. so we thought the greater problem was that there was silence, who would check it? kenya is goi
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
by partisans. national politics today is about high-stakes elections. both parties have a chance to control government and have very different views about what should be done. because of this, parses want to organize and coordinate but campaign finance laws but restraint of that. laws were designed during canada-centered elections and parties to an answer that much. we did it matter that much. we knew where the money was coming from. now we have super pacs and there is a severe mismatch between a high stakes system an old- fashioned laws that force money outside the regulated system and things will only get worse as every member of congress wants their own super pac and we're going to have an arms race. i don't see it becoming evidence that citizens united will have an impact on this. let me start with redistribution. total spending did not explode like many said. at least it doesn't seem that way from initial estimates. total spending was about the same or slightly less compared to 2008 based on estimates by the center for responsive politics. re close to the previous election and it inclu
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am EST
on facebook. >> a look now at the 2012 election with the top strategist for the romney and obama presidential campaigns. they this -- discussed the primaries, debates, the vice presidential candidate pick, third-party candidates and a number of other topics. the university of chicago institute of politics hosted this event in early february. ch what cuck todd moderates. -- white house correspondent choctaw moderates. [applause] >> good evening. i'm jaime sanchez, the student engagement chair for the student advisory council. we create excitement and political community involvement in many ways, helping provide avenues for this type of engagement across campus. it has become clear that getting involved in politics is important to fostering good citizens and leaders. many of our students were directly involved with the presidential campaigns of the past year. through internships and going door-to-door, advocating for their candidates. even more students were indirectly involved in the campaigns whether they tweeted, facebooked, everyone knew about the election. in reality, the campaign can beco
Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
, including the newly elected -- re-elected president, are on the hook for this just as much as the republicans are. neither side have effectively dealt with this. we've left simpson/bowles sitting on the sidelines. we've now had simpson/bowles two, no one is talking about that. sequester is something that both democrats and republicans put on the table. and now everyone is acting like, oh, my god, we're going to do this? come on. >> so the republicans are losing the fight over public opinion, governor. it's usually important in politics, public opinion. >> it's not important until it's time for an election. >> and the republicans are losing the fight and democrats are winning it, and the question is who is playing fair here? i don't think boehner is at fault. i think boehner's problem -- and i use the phrase feeding time at the zoo very accurately -- i think he's keeping the right wing of his party now satisfied. they want the sequestration. they don't mind if government takes a big hit. that's what they have been trying to do for years. don't they benefit there? if you're i
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
for? we are crales in america and a year long of electing a president. in rome, it is the opposite. they have a short time to find out who the best and have the leadership and also be a presence . that's why there will not be a conclave for several weeks, they are there to find out who are the candidates and leaderless. they are getting to know each other. the greatness of the church is the universality of the church . weakness in this case, they're spread all over the world many cardinals may not have met each other and would have to vote. >> you have a sense . front runner and who they're looking at? >> i am a local pride. i think cardinal timothy doll an is holy and smart and fun i and self deprecate whether or not they would turn to an american i don't know. cardinal george from chicago has all of the tickets as well. wonderful holy man and they return to america, i doubt it but it would be wonderful if they trusted a guy like timothy dollan. he's only in the 60s. but a larger european block and they'll dominate the initial vote. perhaps it would be an italian again. i would lo
Feb 18, 2013 11:00am PST
years later, the fact the president promised comprehensive immigration reform after being elected the first time. >> right. >> and now the people that got him back into office, they expect something for promise that wasn't fulfilled in the first four years. >> absolutely, latino voters across all affiliations are following this issue very closely. and we have this unusual situation where the president is really -- it's a conundrum. as you mentioned, he's called upon to lead. if he stays back as he did in the early stages of the health care debate, he's going to be criticized for not taking part. and yet with the house republicans we have, once he jumps in, anything that goes to congress with his fingerprints on it, they will not vote for it. so i think he almost has to do these leaks and almost has to keep the outside unofficial pressure on the republicans in order to nudge them along. you know, it's a very tricky fine line he's on but i think it's necessary. >> and while we talk about the leak over the weekend from "usa today" and marco rubio's reaction, he was a big-time star sa
Feb 21, 2013 1:00am EST
. that is going to cut into the services provided, i would think, like elective surgery is being canceled or postponed. what affect is that going to have? you could have thrown that on to tricare. that would be affected also, correct? >> everything is going to be affected, if sequestration goes into effect. that is a guarantee. everyone will be impacted by this action. it is incumbent upon us to try to ease that where we can. so, yes, 40% of our medical providers are civilian employees. a couple of things. the war has changed. there are fewer uniform providers in the war zones. more within the confines of medical treatment facilities. that is one benefit. it is incumbent upon us to review the plan of the doctor, surgeons, and services to decide how we will best provide care and access to care. so, we will do that. i would like to be able to give you more specifics, but until i see those plans, though -- that would be speculating and that would not be fair. march 1 i will have a better understanding of how we will provide the access and care to our beneficiaries. >> even if sequestration c
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